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7 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

7 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

When it comes to someone being seen as “likeable” by the public, it can be very easy to fall into the stereotype that they have some very specific trait or aura about them that makes them so great to be around. However, anyone can learn certain characteristics or habits to make themselves likeable. It can be hard work to change someone’s mentality, but it pays off in the long run.

Here are just some of the reasons that make someone exceptionally likeable people – they tend to have traits such as the following including within their personality at all times:

1. They Focus on You.

The most important thing that you will find when talking to a likeable person is that they give you all the time in the world when you’re talking. They don’t spend their time looking around the room trying to find something else to concentrate on, and they don’t start using their phones while you are speaking. Likeable people are liked because they give you confidence and belief in yourself above anything else. This makes a massive difference to your overall levels of confidence in yourself, and in the subject that you were talking about.

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2. They Are Genuine People. 

Someone being able to be seen as genuine is, in the modern world, incredibly important. The world is full of people we meet on a daily basis who simply cannot be trusted. A likeable person can actually be trusted when you talk to them or when you spend time with them. A genuine person will be so much easier to talk to as they’ll actually give you the honest response – positive or negative.

3. They Start Debate.

When you are talking, nothing is more annoying than someone just acknowledging you and never adding anything to the conversation. When this happens, it can be very frustrating, and the best way to get around this problem is to simply ensure that they are able to add to the debate. Do they give you suggestions or ideas for what you could be doing? Or are they just going along with the conversation? The best thing about likeable people is that they offer you a nice, fresh perspective. They’ll ask questions and inherently add to the debate as it goes.

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4. They Aren’t Judgemental.

Nothing can be more annoying than watching someone pass judgement on you or someone else – and this is something that likeable people won’t do. Whether you eat too many fatty foods, smoke, take drugs… you will find that a likeable person won’t be the one to stand there and make snap judgements about your character or your personality. Instead, they are likely to want to know more about your circumstances.

5. They Don’t Court Attention.

Nothing is more irritating than someone just constantly trying to get attention all the time. Whether it’s through conversation or their actions, a likeable person doesn’t have this inherent need to be seen and be recognised by everyone else. Looking for a way to ensure that you stay as a memorable and friendly person, or as a likeable individual? Then you need to consider if being the centre of attention is the best way to do that.

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6. They Leave An Impression.

Some people command respect as soon as they walk into a room – with a likeable person, they will do this in abundance. Simply follow the way that they enter a room and see the kind of response they get. It’s likely that when they talk, the others in the room will stop what they were doing and actually listen to what is being said.

7. They Are Positive.

Most importantly, though, likeable people are positive. Nobody likes a doomsayer. If you are with someone who is constantly putting the world and everything on it down, it can start to grate on you quite quickly. Avoid this problem with relative ease by looking at the attributes of a likeable person. Are they able to see any negative situation in a more positive light? This is a hugely desirable trait.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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